Specialty Pharmaceuticals

If you have a complex condition that requires a specialty pharmaceutical (a specialty medication) - you can maximize the benefits of your plan, by
using Assurant Health's designated specialty pharmacy, CVS Caremark.


What is a specialty pharmaceutical?


These are prescription drugs used to treat rare or certain chronic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, cancer,
hemophilia and hepatitis C. Usually, these are not dispensed at a local retail pharmacy.

Specialty pharmaceuticals may be injected, infused or taken by mouth and may require special administration and monitoring. Call Assurant Health
to find out if a medication you’re taking is a specialty pharmaceutical (you can call the number on the back of your ID card).


How to receive benefits for your specialty medication


Step 1: Call Assurant Health to verify your benefits and get pre-authorized.


To ensure you get the most value from your plan and receive benefits for specialty medications, you or your doctor should call Assurant Health before you begin using a specialty drug. This number is listed as the customer service number on the back of your ID card.

  • We can help you understand your plan coverage and how benefits are paid for your specialty medication.
  • We can help you find out if your specialty medication requires pre-authorization and guide you through the process, if necessary.
    Learn more about pre-authorization

Step 2: Use CVS Caremark Specialty Pharmacy.

Maximize your benefits by using our designated pharmacy provider, CVS Caremark Specialty Pharmacy.1 If you do not fill your medication through CVS Caremark Specialty Pharmacy, you may have limited or no coverage (depending on your plan).


About CVS Caremark Specialty Pharmacy


CVS Caremark Specialty Pharmacy brings you the opportunity to save through negotiated drug pricing. While specific medication costs vary, many specialty medications will cost you less through CVS Caremark Specialty Pharmacy.2 In addition, you'll receive personalized care management services:

  • Access to an on-call pharmacist 24 hours a day
  • Coordination of care with you and your doctor
  • Convenient medication delivery to your home or doctor's office
  • Medication- and disease-specific education and counseling
  • Online support through CVSCaremarkSpecialtyRx.com Diagonal Arrow, with interactive areas to submit questions to pharmacists and nurses

Additional prescription resources

You can save on prescriptions when you take advantage of the cost savings through CVS Caremark. Read more about discounts on over-the-counter and mail order prescriptions.

Disclaimers
  • If your current specialty pharmacy is not CVS Caremark and you have concerns about continuity of care, please call us to find out if you have options allowing you to continue receiving your medication from your current specialty provider.
  • Any amounts that the covered person is responsible for paying are paid on a per-prescription or refill basis and will not be adjusted if we receive any retrospective volume drug discounts or prescription drug rebates. We may receive and will retain manufacturer product discounts, also known as rebates, related to certain drug purchases.

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